March 14, 2016 - Violence at Donald Trump's Rallies

  • 03/14/2016

Hillary Clinton takes back her praise of the Reagans' AIDS response, and Larry examines Donald Trump's violent rallies with Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Ricky Velez and Mike Yard.

Thank you very much!Oh, man, look at this crowd!

-(Wilmore whoops) -AUDIENCE:Larry! Larry! Larry!

-Thank you! (whooping)-Larry! Larry! Larry! Larry!

-Larry! Larry! Larry!-Thank you very much!

-Please, have a seat.-(applause and cheering)

Such a great crowd.Thank you. Please.

You guys are too kind! Too kind.

(laughing):Welcome to the show.

It is The Nightly Show.

I am Larry Wilmore,and it is Pi Day, guys.

-(cheers and applause)-Thank you very much.

Thank you for reminding me.

I can't believeI would forget this is Pi Day.

Thank you so muchfor reminding me.

And ev... everybody right nowis, "We can have pie today?"


Sure. Why not? Why not?

But, man, crazy weekendon the campaign trail, you guys.

So let's check inwith the Unblackening.

The Cumberland Countysheriff's office

in North Carolina now says

they are investigating if Donald Trump incited a riot.

Okay, hold on, you guys.

You can't arrest Trump.

How are you gonna keepthose cuffs on his baby hands?

-(laughter)-You can't...

They just... just slipright off, you know?

-(applause and cheering)-You know?

Am I right?

-That-that's howHoudini did it. -(laughter)

But I can't believe this.Inciting riots?!

Well, forget the Unblackening.

We've got to check inwith the Eye-Blackening.

(bell clanging)

(applause and cheering)

I like that one. I know.

So things began last weekwhen a Trump protester

was sucker punchedin North Carolina.

The punch was thrownby John McGraw,

a 78-year-old guydressed like a cowboy...


...who probably thought he'dnever experience the sweet joy

of punching a black guy

and getting away with itlike he used to.

-(laughter and groaning)-Those days are gone!

And when given the opportunity

to be remorseful,he doubled down.

Yes, he deserved it.The next time we see him,

we might have to kill him.

(audience groaning)

I don't like how casual oldracist cowboy was when he said,

"Next time-- I don't know--we might have to kill him."

The only thing missingwas a yawn.

(yawning): "Yeah, I don't know.We might have to kill him.

-I don't know."-(laughter)

A little too casual to be sayingthose words, you know.

Now, okay, if you're gonna giveTrump the benefit of the doubt,

you'd assume he'd disavowthis guy immediately.

It's possible you could help him

with legal feesif this man needs it?

I've actually instructedmy people to look into it, yes.

-Oh.-(audience groaning)

Well, I hopeit's the same people

who were looking into Obama'sbirth certificate for Trump.

-(laughter, applauseand cheering) -Because, uh...

those people...those people are horrible.

Which means

that racist cowboy is goingto jail for a long time.


And this incident is not justrelated to old racist cowboy.

It seems to be a trend.

Oh! Oh! Oh!

(people yelling)

(indistinct yelling)

MAN:This is becoming violent.

There is pushingand shoving going on.

I have never seenanything like this.

This is reaching a boilingpoint, which isn't shocking

since we all knowthe Trump campaign is being run

by the ghost of George Wallace

and a toddlerwith a poopy diaper.


I'm not making that up.True fact. True fact.

And truthfully,

Trump's fun-size handsaren't entirely clean here.

I love the old days.You know what they used to do

to guys like that when they werein a place like this?

They'd be carried outon a stretcher, folks.

He was hitting people,and the audience hit back.

And that's what we needa little bit more of.

Well, if you see somebodygetting ready to throw a tomato,

knock the crap out of them,would you?

-(audience groaning)-All right, okay.

So here's wherewe disagree, Trump.

You say tomato,

I say "No! What the (bleep)are you talking about?!"

-(cheers and applause)-What the (bleep)?!

What do you mean,knock the crap out of him?

So, look, Trump is clearlyinciting this violence.

But the manwho takes credit for everything

can't seemto take credit for this.

Do you accept any responsibilitywhatsoever

for the escalated tension thattakes place at your rallies?

They weren't really protesters.

They were disrupters.They were like professionals.

They had Bernie Sanders signsall over the place,

and they were madeby Bernie Sanders people.

I mean, these wereprofessionally-made signs.

-No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.No, no, no. -(laughter)

Hold on. You're blaming Berniefor the violence?

Bernie is such a pacifist,he won't even apply pressure

to get the wrinklesout of his own suits.


-What do you mean, Bernie?-(applause and cheering)

-How are you gonna blame him?-(applause and cheering swell)

God. All right.

That's a tough accusation.Bernie, your response?

Donald Trump isa pathological liar.

-Yes! Yes!-(cheers and applause)

It's true.

You are correct, sir!

Donald Trump isa pathological liar, you guys.

It's true.

This man has no relationshipto the truth.

He divorced the truth years agoand has no visitation rights.


Case in point--last week, a protester

rushed the stageat one of his events, right?

And here he is talkingto Chuck Todd about it.

I want to ask you.Uh, you said it was...

You said,you praised the Secret Service.

But then you saidthe man had ties to ISIS.

Turned out to be a hoax.Where did you get evidence?

I said... No, no. No, no.He was... he was...

If you look on the Internet,if you look at the clips...

TODD: Well, turnedout to be a hoax.

...he was draggingan American flag.

-TODD: Somebody made that up,sir. -Excuse me. He had...

I mean, people are looking at itvery seriously now,

but you have to check itbefore you ask the question.

Well. No, that's what I...

We have checked it.That's my point, sir.


(applause and cheering)

Oh, my God. Even...

Even... even when truth shows upat his door,

asking to come in from the cold,

-he treats it likea Jehovah's witness. -(laughter)

Now Chuck Todd had no luckgetting through to this guy,

but I'm gonna see if I can.

So please welcome Donald Trump,everybody!

(cheers and applause)

Thank you, Donald.

Thank you, Larry. I am...

I am truly happy for youthat I'm here.


Enjoy the viewers.They're great people.

-(laughter)-Okay, all right, Donald, look,

there have been escalatingincidents of violence

at your rallies for weeks now.

Now, are you responsiblefor this?

Responsible for what? Okay?

I don't knowwhat you're talking about.

I just got offstageat a tremendous rally here

in whatever backwater dumpof a town I'm in, okay?

-(laughter) -Awful place,unbelievably awful.

Wait. Wait, wait, wait,hold on, hold on.

-Okay? Unbelievable.-Wait, hold on!

-You're doing great.-Donald, what was that?

I don't know whatyou're talking about, okay?


I abhor violence, Larry.

I've said it over and over.

-Look, I was just talkingto someone the other day, -Okay.

and I said, "You knowwhat's the worst? Violence."

-I've always believed that,okay? -Yeah, but, Donald,

-Please, don't interrupt me.-it seems like...

-Excuse me. Excuse me.-Wh... Wh...

Excuse me. I wasn't done.

-All right.-You know what, man?

I miss the good old days, whereif someone in a lower class

-interrupted you,-What?

you could legally murder them.

Wait! Murder?

I can't believe you just said...

Wait! Okay, hold on a second.


those two guysare definitely fighting.

I mean, shouldn't you stop them?

-Excuse me. Excuse me.-What?

I categorically denythey're fighting, okay?

They're not fighting.

We call thatPiggyback Rides for Trump.


That's all they're doing, okay?

Honest to God,that's all they're doing.

That is-- honest to God?Come on, that's not true.

You just made that up!

How much is Bernie Sanderspaying you to harass me? Really?

-Bernie's not paying me!-Unbelievable. Unbelievable.

This is the type of stuffour little communist friend

from Vermont-- who,by the way, is doing awful.

-He's so bad. Unbelievably bad.-Wait.

Okay? His numbers are so low.

-Listen to me. -He is justtrying to stop Trump-mentum.

Nobody's tryingto stop Trump-mentum.

-Okay? -Bernie Sandershas nothing to do with this.

This is all coming from you.You don't even understand.

You're incitingall of this horrible..

What's going on now?! Look!

Holy (bleep)!

The... the guy's attacking himwith-with a flag!

(cheering, applause)

You didn't see that?

-Excuse me. Ex...-What?

No. They were getting readyto say the Pledge of Allegiance.

-No!-That's what they were doing.

-They are not!-Okay? Okay?

Say it with me,everybody right here.

I pledge allegiance...

-to the flag...-No, no, no, no, no.

No, no. That's a Nazi salute. the Trump...-I'm not gonna do that.

-You know what?-You can't get me to do that.

You know what? You're justgonna see what you want to see.

You know what? Here. Here.

-Knock yourselves out.-I don't know how...


-(applause, cheering)-WILMORE: Okay.


I don't care what you say.

I don't care what you say,Donald Trump,

people are hurtingeach other now.

Who's gonna paytheir medical bills?



Believe me, believe me,they're gonna pay for it.

Okay, you're the worst.Stay safe, America.

We'll be right back.

I can't believe it.How could you not see that?

Welcome back.

Now, as the GOPtears itself apart

in this election season,conservatives joined together

on Friday to pay tributeto their spiritual matriarch.

No, not Republicana,the patron elephant goddess

of the Second Amendment.No, no, no, no, no.

I'm talking about formerFirst Lady Nancy Reagan.

Yet, at Mrs. Reagan's funeral,a different former FLOTUS

got in trouble for makingthis comment about HIV/AIDS.

It may be hardfor your viewers to remember

how difficult it was for peopleto talk about HIV/AIDS

back in the 1980s,

and because of bothPresident and Mrs. Reagan--

in particular, Mrs. Reagan--

we starteda national conversation,

when before,nobody would talk about it...

Well, it may be hard for youto remember, Hillary,

but Ronald Reagan didn't givea major speech about HIV/AIDS

until 1987...

years after it had becomea national epidemic.

Now, his refusalto talk about AIDS

is one of the most memorablethings about the '80s.

Well, right behind a youngand up-and-coming actor's

star-making appearancein The Facts of Life.

Mrs. Garrett, I've been apolice officer for three years.

And before that, I was a kid.

I've heardjust about everything.

-(cheering, applause) -I lookexactly the same, you guys!

(laughing):That was horrible.

Now, Hillary's commentcaused a quick backlash

from supportersin the LGBT community,

and she offered an apology

more swiftly than shecould throw her desk chair

at whatever staffer prepared herfor this interview.

But what will bethe political implications

of Hillary's commentregarding the Reagans?

Here with an in-depth lookis our very own Grace Parra.

-Hi. Hello.-(cheering, applause)

Hi, Larry.

-Hi, hi, hi.-Hi, Grace.

I am here in sunny California,where everyone's still talking

about this season'shottest party,

Nancy Reagan's funeral.

-♪ Nightly! Nightly! -WILMORE: No. Okay...

No, no, no, no, no.No, no, no, no.

Grace, Grace, Grace, no.

Grace, now, look,I know you like doing

these celebrity gossip pieces,

but that is totallyinappropriate for a funeral.

Oh, right, right, okay,

let me start over. Okay.(clears throat)

I am here in sunny California,where everyone is still talking

about this season'shottest party...

Nancy Reagan's funeral.

(slowly):♪ Nightly. Nightly.


Just because the music's slowerdoesn't make it appropriate.

Grace, this is the funeralof Nancy Reagan,

a former First Ladyof the United States.

Okay, but did you know that

before they werein the White House,

the Reagans wereHollywood movie stars.

That doesn't matter.This is a solemn commemoration

-of somebody who died.-Indeed, Larry.

Which is why wecouldn't help but wonder,

did America's matriarchrock Oscar de la Renta

for the coffin?

♪ Nightly! Nightly!

Grace, stop it!

-That is not... Grace...-I'm dead.

Grace! Stop that!

Look... focus,focus for me, focus.

I wanted to talk aboutHillary Clinton's comments

after she attended the funeral.

And she wasn't the only personwho attended.

She was joined by other guests,including Ralph Lauren,

Melissa Rivers and Mr. T.

Mr. T? What does that have to dowith Hillary's comments?

I don't know, Larry.

But I pity the fool who wasn'twalking down this black carpet.

-♪ Nightly! Nightly! -WILMORE: Okay...

-(singing lively Latin rhythm)-Grace... Grace...

Grace, this isn't okay, okay?

Just focus.Do you have any opinion

about what Hillary Crinton...Clinton said about HIV/AIDS

-or the Reagans?-Oh, um, well, Larry,

um, I-I know that the Reaganswere good friends

with actor Rock Hudson,who was a victim of HIV/AIDS.

That's true, that's true. Okay.

And-and I know that weeksbefore Rock Hudson died,

the Reagans ignored his requestsfor medical help,

because,as a social conservative,

President Reagan would soonerturn his back on an old friend

than acknowledge an epidemicthat primarily affected

homosexual men in America.

(slowly):♪ Nightly. Nightly.


Grace, did we really need the"Nightly, Nightly" after that?

But I did the sad one!

Okay, look, sounds likeyou know more about...

(sighs) more aboutthe Reagans in the '80s

-than I gave you credit for.-Of course, Larry.

Like, these peoplewere Hollywood stars,

and if there's one thingthat Grace Parra knows,

it's Hollywood, goddamn it!

Can I do the happy one?

Let me do it, Larry.Let me do the happy one.

-You can do the happy one.-Yeah!

♪ Nightly! Nightly!

-(cheering, applause)-Grace Parra, everybody!

We'll be right back!

Welcome back.I'm here with my panel.

First up, Nightly Show contributor Ricky Velez.

(cheering, applause)

And Nightly Show contributor Mike Yard.

(cheering applause)

And her new hit series Underground

airs Wednesday nightson WGN America,

actor Jurnee Smollett-Bell,you guys.

(cheering, applause)

And for everyone at home,join our conversation right now

on Twitter @NightlyShowusing #Tonightly.

Okay, so violence has beenbreaking out over the last week

at Trump rallies. Uh, takea look at the latest example.

(indistinct shouting)

Right, so we were talking aboutthis earlier in the show.

Now, some say Trump incites it

and some peopleblame the protesters.

Uh, so who's really to blamefor these violent outbursts--

Trump, the protesters, the typeof people who come into that,

or Obama?

No, I mean, I think youabsolutely have to blame Trump.

You can't look at his ralliesand see him say words like,

"Knock him out" and "If you do,I'll pay his legal fees"

and then not take responsibilityfor your words.

I mean, you're encouraging yoursupporters

-to be violent, and...-But...

I-I believe, like,you can only blame Trump

because you can'tblame dumb people.

-Hmm. Okay. -You can't-youcan't, these people are dumb.

They're-they're sheep.They're... they are sheep

of people. They are...they're just not smart.

-(cheering, applause)-They're not.

-YARD: I-I agree with you.-They're-they're wearing...

they're wearing camouflageinside-- how smart are they?

Like, they're just...They're dumb people.

I feel you. This is America,man. We all have choices, right?

These peop...That dude was 72 years old.

If you can't control yourselfat 72, kill yourself.

-What the (bleep)?I mean... -Right.

You don't have... you don't haveimpulse control at that age?

-You're a grown-ass man.-As-as long as you're killing,

-why don't you start withyourself? -Yeah, exactly.

He hit that black kidlike it was on his bucket list.

Like, he was just ready.He was like...

-Believe me.-Scratch that one off.

-He caught a wild westflashback. -That absolutely

-was on his bucket list.-But you... Yeah, you can't...

You know, but listen,this is not just Trump, though.

I mean, the Republican partyI blame fully

for this whole thing. Becausethey've been pushing this

racial rhetiquette for...uh, etiquette, I mean, what,

rhetoric for years.They've been pushing it, right?

-Rhetiquette, that's a good wordfor it. -Blaming welfare...

-Yeah, yeah. -Rhetiquette,whatever. -Well, I mean...

-They've been blaming welfarequeens. -No, it's a great...

-All of that. -...mashup wordfor it, it is rhetiquette.

They've been blaming welfareqle... queens, uh,

illegal immigrants.I mean, Trump... Trump is just

the one saying it out loudand bluntly.

But they've been blaming,you know, minorities forever.

No it is definitely an example,to paraphrase Malcolm X,

-of chickens coming hometo roost. -Exactly.

-And this is a big chickenroosting party. -Mm-hmm. -Yeah.

-Well, I mean, it-it's... -It'sa big chicken roosting party.

-You made your bed.-It's-it's so sad that we,

as Americans, have allowedTrump to get this far.

Like, I can't believewe're living in 2016.

(cheering, applause)

Now, when you say...

when you say "allowed it,"what does that mean?

I mean, I think long agohe should have been called

to drop out of the race.He's been peddling hate.

-He's built an entirecampaign... -But-but how do you

get him to not run?I mean, he has the right to run.

I mean, how... how do do the other GOP candidates

allow him to get this far?

I mean, how do they nothold him accountable?

But that's assuming that he'sresponsible for these people.

-These people are not racists. -No.

Like, they didn'tjust decide they hated...

-They've been here. -Right.-They've been around.

-Yeah. -He's justthe leader now. -I think...

VELEZ: He justhighlighted this (bleep).

-Like, that's what he did.-YARD: That's all he did.

It's like Trump-Trump showed upat a Klan rally

and said,"Uh, all right, I got a cross,

some gasoline and matches,but I got to go, y'all."

-Yeah. -YARD: Exactly.He's that dude in high school

that pulls you to the sideand be like, "Yo, Malik,

"that thing that they've beensaying about your mother--

"I don't know you gonna let that slide.

-I mean, if it was me..."That's who he is. -Okay,

-Let me ask you this, though.-No, you're right.

You're right, he's a bully.-Yeah, he's a bully.

But do you-do you think Trumpwants people to fight

-at his rallies?-Absolutely. -Yes.

-Do you think he wants thatto happen? -Yeah. -He's a bully.

-This is a reality TV star.-Listen... -Uh-huh.

-That's what they do.-That is right.

-That is what they do. He is areality TV star. -That is true.

-That is absolutely true.Every... -Every moment...

He loves that the newshas him up there

-every day saying crazy-ass(bleep). -Yeah, he does.

-He loves it, he lives for this.-No, you're right. -Except...

Except when they come after him.Did you see him

wearing that secret serviceagent like a BabyBjörn?

-Did you see that?-He was holding on to him.

He was holding on to himlike, "(bleep),

you just gonna punch a manwith a baby on his chest?"

Now, some people have saidthe protesters

are trying to shut downthe rally,

Like, they're trying to stopthe rallies from happening.

-Do you think that's fair to do?-I mean, they-they did.

-I mean, honestly...-They say it infringes

upon First know.

I mean, it's their rightto protest,

it's their right to organize.

YARD:I agree, I agree. Yeah.

I think that, yeah,you have the right to protest.

I don't thinkthat you have the right

to shut down anybody'sability to speak.

Freedom of speech is one of ourbasic rights in this country.

WILMORE: But if it happensat a Trump rally, you ain't mad.

It don't matter. I don't care...No, I want him to talk.

I want him to talk,because, like I said...

I mean, I tweeted about this--I am taking pictures

of my television screenat his rallies,

'cause I'm makinga racist collage, so...

Are you gonna showyour grandchildren this?

-I mean, yeah, exactly.-Yeah, what are you gonna do

-with this collage?-I'm-a show people

what Americashouldn't look like.

-But I agree. I-I... -Yeah, Iagree. -(cheering and applause)

Here's the thing,journalist Ashley Parker

in a New York Times articlewrote about the type of people

she met following Trump around.Now, here's a quote.

She said, "The 71-year-old womanI talked to before

"the New Orleans rally,who told me 'that nothing short

"'of Trump shooting my daughterin the street

"and my grandchildren'would dissuade her

-from voting for him."-(groaning, booing)

Well, I think that statementsays a lot more

-about how she feelsabout her daughter. -Yeah.

You don't know their problems,Larry.

-You don't know their problems.-Yeah, that's true.

I don't know.What do you think about it?

I mean, I don't know.I think it's definitely

a sad time in America. 'Causeyou think about even his, um...

his-his logline, where he says"Make America Great Again."

And I kind of want to knowwhat he means by that.

-Because... -He meansmake America 1955 again.

I... That's what...I kind of think so. I mean, I...

-Look, I love where I was born,-Mm-hmm.

but I would never want to goback to where my grandmother

-or my great-grandmother lived.-No.

That time was not actually goodfor any of us

-sitting at this table.-Mmm...

Well, think about the guythat-that punched that kid.

He's 78, right? 78.

-So he was in his 20s when,uh, like... -1955 was awesome

-for him. Yeah.-Yeah. -Yeah.

-I mean, like... -That wasthe (bleep) town fair, man.

That was a lot of fun.

All right.

We'll be right backright after this.

YARD: If you live in the New York City area or are planning

to visit, grab free tickets to The Nightly Show.

All right! I'm herewith Jurnee Smollett-Bell,

and it's time for the gamewe like to call Keep It 100.

-Keep It 100.-(laughs)

You know how this goes.You keep it 100, you get, uh,

a nice little sticker. If not,I got to throw some weak tea

-at you. I just got to do it.-Uh... Ooh.

-Okay. -Okay? Yeah.It's what I got to do.

-All right. -Now,this is a special one tonight.

-Okay. -Because a very specialperson who's gonna be

-on our show tomorrow.-Jussie?

-Yo' brother.-What he do?


he submittedthis Keep It 100 question.

-Aw, man!-Uh-oh. -Okay.

So this is from your brother,all right?

So, he told us to ask you,what famous pop star

do you turn into when you drink?

-And can you singa few lines? -Ooh.

I hate him. Man.

-Okay, here's the thing.-Well, there are different ways

-to answer this.-I... Okay. I don't... keep...

-I don't hold my liquorvery well, -Mm-hmm.

-'cause I don't drink.I really don't. -Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.

And so when I do,I become Toni Braxton.

-Nice. Very nice. -I want to seethat. -(cheering and applause)


if you had gotten me drunk,Larry, you might've seen it.

You have to act drunk now.

-Example? This is partof the question. -No.

-"Can you sing a few lines?"-No. Forget... I said my...

I gave the answer.The answer was Toni Braxton.

"Can you sing a few lines?"

I can't because I'm not drunk,so...

You better throw that tea.Come on. Bring the tea.

-I'll give... I'll give you oneof these. -Oh!

I'll give you one of theseand one of these.

-Aw! You got a double-up.-I still got one of these.

-You got a double-up.-She gets a little bit of both.

A little bit of tea. She kept it100. Maybe kept it 50.

Jurnee Smollett-Bell, everyone.

-(cheering and applause)-She got both.